Nelson is a city on the eastern shores of Tasman Bay, and is the economic and cultural centre of the region.
Port Nelson is the largest fishing port in Australasia. Fresh fish, scallops, clams and mussels feature on the menus of creative chefs. Nelson winemakers are renowned for aromatic varieties – a perfect match for seafood.
Nelson is well known for its thriving local arts and crafts scene, Each year, the city hosts events popular with locals and tourists alike, such as the Nelson Arts Festival.
Nelson is one of the few New Zealand cities to have its own flag.